Cambridge University is opening a £10 million centre to study the impact of AI on humanity

Cambridge University announced on Thursday that it is opening a new £10 million research centre to study the impact of artificial intelligence on humanity. The 806-year-old university said the centre, being funded with a grant from non-profit foundation The Leverhulme Trust, will explore the opportunities and challenges facing humanity as a result of further developments in artificial intelligence. Over the next 10 years, the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence will study the short and long term impacts of this “potentially epoch-making technological development, both short and long term.” The centre will be led by Professor Huw Price, the Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosophy at Cambridge. Price said: “Machine intelligence will be one of the defining themes of our century, and the challenges of ensuring that we make good…


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